AN EVALUATION OF TTI (THORACIC TRAUMA INDEX) AND ASA (AVERAGE SPINE ACCELERATION) IN SID SIDE IMPACT SLED TESTS

Thirty-seven SID side impact sled tests were performed using a rigid wall and a padded wall with fourteen different padding configurations, The Thoracic Trauma Index (TTI) and Average Spine Acceleration (ASA) were measured in each test. TTI and ASA were evaluated in terms of their ability to predict injury in identical cadaver tests and the harm or benefit of padding of different crush strengths. SID ASA predicted the injury seen in Wayne State University-Collision Deformation Classification (WSU-CDC) cadaver tests better than SID TTI. SID ASA predicted that padding of greater than 20 pounds per square inch (psi) crush strength is harmful (ASA greater than 40 g's). SID TTI predicted that padding of greater than 20 psi crush strength is beneficial (TTI lower than 85 g's). SID TTI predicts the benefit of lower impact velocity. However, SID ASA appears more useful in assessing the harm or benefit of door padding or air bags. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 879189.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 293-308

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  • Accession Number: 00724077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 1-56091-543-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM